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Straffe Hendrik Heritage - Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 7.96%
Wants: 12
Gots: 27 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Oak Aged version of Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-07-2012)
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jlivings757, Dec 13, 2013
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4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This is getting reviews lower that they should be because it will be misunderstood unless the reviewer knows what barrel aging a beer Belgian style does. Think Oud Bruin, or Flanders Red.

Appearance: Somewhere between dark amber and garnet. Light slightly rocky head, thins to fine white traces like clouds in a satellite weather photo.

Smell: Caramel, fig, deeply roasted beef, bay, mustard, slightly musty oak (Hungarian?), a touch of fruity tart Brett A/C notes. Savory complex.

Taste: Fig, golden raisins, barrel toast and oak tannins, slight astringency, touch of funk and tartness like Brett A/C in the barrel wood. Richly complex. Oud Bruin characters all over it.

Mouthfeel: Medium light body, far lighter than the base Quad - but you'd expect that from Brett in the barrel. Effervescent carbonation. Slightly dry. Finishes slippery, sweet, and dry on the edges.

Overall: This is what you would expect when a huge and rich Quad like Straffe Hendrik meets barrels with a touch of Brett A/C. Thinning of the body, slight funk, slight tart/sourness.

Do not expect a Quad. Expect a Quad deeply and positively influenced by all the best characters of a sublime oak barrel aged Oud Bruin.

Wonderful.

dfernandez77, Feb 17, 2013
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4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours thick and deep chocolate brown. Thick tan head with excellent lacing.

Fruity, malty aroma. Very complex, dark fruit like plum, caramel, toffee, chocolate, toast, rum. A wonderful combination.

Sweet and warming. Thick toffee and caramel, notes of rum and burnt sugar.

Slight acidity and tang in the finish.

Full bodied and creamy.

Wow, excellent beer! Like a great Belgian Quad with just a hint of barrel aging and sourness in the finish, what a great beer! So complex and full, every sip leaves you wanting another.

LeeryLeprechaun, Apr 19, 2014
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look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 7056. A bit pricy but I'm glad I picked up the last bottle at Discount in Milwaukee. Visited the brewery in April 2011 and absolutely loved the tour.

A: deep copper rosy color, nice tan head that was amazing and kept it all the way to the bottom of the glass
S: some sourness and malt, pleasant, deep, rich oud bruin, some brett
T: incredibly rich and deep flavor, deep roasted malt, yeastiness, but well-balanced and sourness adds a touch of character
M: creamy, nice CO2 but not over the top, some yeastiness

wisrarebeer, May 05, 2013
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jrfehon33, Nov 02, 2013
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4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A

750ml #8746 into a tulip. Opened with an explosive PoP, pours a deep copper mahogany, a dense towering mocha colored head continues to rise long after the pour stopped exceeding the rim like a muffin top. Recedes leaving clumpy froth hanging, excellent lacing.

Richly seasoned aroma, gingerbread with purple grapes, slightly bittersweet, almost as if a lightly spiced noël. Black cherries, tannins, vanilla and the wood.

The taste is classic quad with the added contribution of the barrel. Very pleasant vinous deep dry twang parts the initial lightly sweet dark fruity goodness and the long evolving grape and barrel mild bitter. A echo of the taste lingers near forever, never fully gone before the next sip. Medium bodied lively mouthfeel, coupled with the tannic nature - tangy.
the world needs more barrel aged quads, delicious
cheers
jd

impending, Apr 14, 2013
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Straffe Hendrik Heritage from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
94 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.